Definition of mommy in US English:

mommy

noun

North American
informal
  • One's mother (chiefly as a child's term).

    British term mummy
    • ‘Not everyone has rich mommies and daddies who can spot them the cash.’
    • ‘A mommy and her little ones parading past the backseat window of the Chevelle.’
    • ‘The mommy eyed the bottom cage, with the cute little teddy bear hamsters rolling around in it.’
    • ‘We've seen it done on TV, and our mommies have told us it's the right thing to do, so go for it.’
    • ‘Maybe it's because my parents were so good at it, but I have lately found myself around a number of really inept mommies and daddies.’
    • ‘I want my mommy or someone to stay with me until I get better, to tell me that I'm going to be alright.’
    • ‘All the fish have mommies and daddies and grandmas and grandpas all the way back for a jillion years.’
    • ‘While the mommies in the crowd just nodded and smiled, the rest of the audience must have felt they were watching pure surrealism.’
    • ‘They do not expect the mentor to be their mommy, daddy, their magic wand or their friend.’
    • ‘My mommy then reassured me that such a thing would not happen, she and daddy are still loving as before.’
    • ‘When I watch a mommy and daddy play with that new baby, I know what kind of parents they have.’
    • ‘She brought her to my side and whispered that she was ready to meet her mommy.’
    • ‘In a poem about my mommy I know that no matter what, we will always be together.’
    • ‘Claycomb called his mommy, who wired him money for a bus ticket to Colorado.’
    • ‘Oh, I've known Kimberly since we were in our mommies' stomachs.’
    • ‘Enjoy some relaxation with your baby and meet other mommies in training.’
    • ‘It is just a product of one, what works for us, and two, what our mommies and daddies told us as children.’
    • ‘‘They said we must ask our mommies if we can go to school because there will still be a few teachers,’ he said.’
    • ‘Maybe they never had a mommy and a daddy who loved them, and maybe they never had opportunities.’
    • ‘So my husband took my ticket, my two kids and went to the show with David and his mommy and daddy.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from momma + -y.

Pronunciation

mommy

/ˈmɑmi//ˈmämē/